Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Cool You, Cool Planet

Trees provide free natural shading to keep your home cool. Image:

Jessie Haas

Cooling will become a greater necessity and create a greater environmental burden as our planet heats. As we swing into the season when cooling, rather than warming, is the issue, it’s time to consider the great two-for-one deal of […]

Let’s Get Serious About Electric Lawnmowers

Mean Green Mower at Dartmouth College. Photo: Steve Wisbaum, Eco Equipment Supply

George Harvey

If you mow your lawn, or even if you hire someone, you probably don’t think of a gas-powered mower as your best friend. But let’s face it, it’s a task that most of us spend […]

The Plastics Production Surge

Refinery in Anancortes, Washington. Mt Baker is in the background. Photo: Walter Siegmund, Wikimedia Commons .

George Harvey

Looking through the news on energy recently, I came across an article at CNN with the title, “Exxon’s Market Value Has Crumbled By $184 Billion.” ( It said ExxonMobil stock was […]

Don’t Flush That! How to Keep Toxics Out of the Water Supply.

Cassandra Hemenway

We don’t think of our homes as part of a water cycle. Water goes in. Water comes out. We wash dishes, shampoo, flush the toilet, and without really thinking about it, contribute chemicals that directly affect water quality in our neighborhoods.

Everything from the pills we take, to the cleaners we choose has […]

Regenerative Agriculture: There’s No Tilling How Much CO₂ We Can Save

Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer

Regenerative Agriculture (RA) describes farming and grazing practices that help reverse climate change by rebuilding the organic matter in soil and restoring degraded soil biodiversity.

“Specifically, Regenerative Agriculture is a holistic land management practice that leverages the power of photosynthesis in plants to close […]

March’s Ingredient of the Month is Hope!

Ubari Oasis in Libya. Image: Wikipedia/Sfivat

Larry Plesent

Maybe you’re like me and your head is exploding from the onslaught of relentless negative media bombardment. The world is warming! Species are dying off! Atmospheric CO2 is the highest it’s been in three million years! Isn’t there anything good happening in the world anymore?


Come into the Garden

Original painting by Gabriel Tempesta

David Fried

This time of year brings out the dreamer in all of us who have a connection to the land. Let’s face it, we have not seen or walked on anything green for about six months. Under the snow, under the mud, under everything there are […]

Public Event Series Focuses on Climate Resilience and Soil Health

Events Open to All Who Want to Build a More Livable, Resilient Region & Planet

What is good for the soil is good for our communities. That’s the theory behind a six-event discussion series, Climate and Community Resilience: Lessons from the Soil. The events will be held on six dates from late March through mid-May. […]

Cow Power, Renewable Energy from Manure


Anna Chaffee

As a society, maintaining our current standard of living necessitates large-scale farming. This comes at a cost however, as the industrial agriculture system is a major contributor to global warming largely through greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, such as methane. As a result, the current agricultural system has much progress to […]

Efficiency Vermont’s EEN Contractor Spotlight: Solar Harvester

Interview with Bill Chidsey, Clean Energy Navigator

Bill Childsey – Solar Harvester

Green Energy Times Staff

1. What is your area of expertise?

The interesting thing about buildings in Vermont is that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. I recommend taking the time to look at a home holistically. At an appointment, I usually […]